FILSON 1897: THE AMERICAN OUTDOOR AND WORKWEAR HERITAGE BRAND
Filson is a brand whose roots are deep in American myth; it is said that even Hemingway wore Filson's clothing during his legendary safaris in Africa. The brand was known to have been born during the years of the Gold Rush, when seekers from around the world migrated to the Yukon, ready to brave the harsh climate and rugged mountainous terrain of the region to find their fortunes. It was here that Clinton C. Filson began, in 1897, to design his Mackinaw woolen garments and sturdy boots to meet the demand for durable workwear and warm apparel to survive the frigid northern winters. Clinton C. Filson had a very good hunch: right from the start the brand was loved and appreciated by workers and explorers, coming to know a truly huge success, until it became a true icon of Made in USA clothing. The brand's fame continued throughout the 1900s as Filson began to expand worldwide. As early as the 1960s, the founder's original artisan workshop had become a staple of the American outdoors and around the world. The name "Filson" soon became synonymous with frontier aesthetics, quality, and imagery that remains linked, today as then, to the brand's original vocation and the values of American craftsmanship.
Today, the brand produces complete total looks that, in addition to classic workwear items such as jackets and pants, also include items for outdoor sports as well as accessories, including Filson's iconic tote bag, and garment care products. Over the years, the brand has also expanded and refined its lifestyle offerings on the cultural level, including in its portfolio the project "The Filson Journal," an online magazine where to discuss and learn more about everything related to the outdoor lifestyle.